• Raoul AscariChairman

    From 2000 to 2016 he worked for SACE S.p.A. covering various positions, including Chief Operating Officer and Chairman of SACE BT. Between 2006 and 2009, Mr. Ascari served as Deputy Chairman and Chairman of the Berne Union Medium-long Term Committee. Prior to joining SACE, Mr. Ascari worked for FIAT USA where he held the position of Vice President for International Finance and Head of the Washington DC FIAT office. His previous experience also includes the World Bank, where he worked in the East Africa Region as Advisor to the Italian Executive Director and Member of the Board. Mr. Ascari holds a degree in Economics from the University of Bologna and completed his postgraduate studies at the University of Bradford (UK). He teaches postgraduate courses in Economic Development and African Affairs at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan.

  • Riccardo FanelliManaging Director

    He was responsible for the “New Frontiers - Africa Program” in SACE until June 2016. He has more than 20 years of experience in the export credit insurance business and previously he was the Head of SACE’s Office in Johannesburg competent for SACE’s activity in 49 countries. Earlier he headed up SACE’s Kenya desk in Nairobi at the African Trade Insurance Agency. Before moving to Africa, he was the Head of the Bank Risk Assessment and monitoring Team and he headed the Group’s domestic network of SACE’s credit and risk analysis department in Rome.

  • Giorgio TraiettiHead of Business Development

    He worked for SACE S.p.A. from 2009 to 2017, first as Political Risk Insurance Underwriter, and later as an Account Manager at the SACE Branch in Modena from 2011, then as Head of East Africa in Nairobi from 2015. He wrote several articles for the specialized press about African markets, including the Italian magazine Limes. He holds an MBA from the Politecnico di Milano and a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Rome “Roma Tre”.

  • Roberto TariccoBoard Member and Advisor

    From 2007 to February 2017 he worked for SACE S.p.A. covering various positions, including Chief Financial Officer. Previously he worked for BNL, Citibank, Benetton Group, Merrill Lynch, MCC and Agora SGR, dealing mainly with integrated credit risk management, market liquidity assets and liabilities.

  • Gaetano LaccaTrade Finance Advisor

    He has multi-annual experience in the financial sector, in international trade and investments in emerging markets. He worked for many years in the Financial Department of Fiat Group, covering the position of Director of Structured Finance. He managed and organized numerous complex financial operations in the automotive, rail, airborne, installation defence and civil work sectors. Mr. Lacca also worked as a consultant for big enterprises in the context of structured finance operations and for medium-sized enterprises in activities of trade finance and management of cross-border works. He also worked as a consultant for SACE Spa and as a Board Advisor for SACE BT. He has a degree in Business Administration from the Turin University.

  • Charles Dadié DagoAgribusiness Advisor

    He is currently Head of Relations with National and International Institutions for Self Globe, Professor at the Universities of Sassari and La Sapienza in Rome and President of AgrotechSD. He was Co-ordinator of the Italian Breeders Association, FAO Consultant and founder of FESASS (European Federation for Animal Health and Health Security).

  • Pierluigi BelliniSenior Financial Analyst

    From 2004 to 2017, he worked at IHS Markit as a Director of the EMEA region automotive consulting practice. Previously, he held several corporate positions at Ford and Fiat HQ, dealing with strategic projects on plant sites location, supply chain management, and restructuring of the distribution network, in both developed and emerging countries. He was also a consultant at the World Bank (Africa department) and Inter-American Development Bank (Latin America) HQs in Washington DC (USA) where he worked on infrastructure development, trade, and finance. He holds a degree in Economics and Banking from the University of Siena (Italy) and a master's degree in Economics from Georgetown University in Washington DC, where he specialized in financial economics and modelling.

  • Davide AggazzottiSenior Financial Analyst

    He worked in the Advisory practice of PwC as a management consultant, focusing on banking and capital markets. Previously, he gained experience in export credit, structured trade finance and corporate finance as a Junior Account & Policy Underwriter at SACE S.p.A. He holds a Master's degree in Financial Analysis, Consulting & Management and a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy).

  • Daniele M. AscariFinancial Analyst

    He joined ITARE in 2017 as financial analyst, focusing on credit evaluation and trade finance products. Since the beginning of 2018 he is the Project Manager of Concrete Solutions; in this role gained business development experience in several African countries. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy) and perfected his studies at the London School of Economics (UK) in the field of Business Strategy in International Markets.

  • Fabio GazzettiJunior Financial Analyst

    During his economic studies, he specialised in treasury management and gained experience as a junior corporate treasurer at an medium-sized Italian company. He joined ITARE after obtaining a Master's degree in Financial Analysis, Consulting & Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy).

  • Daouda DioufWest Africa Representative

    He held business development and project management roles with Total, China State Construction and Engineering Corporation, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd and others international companies in the costruction and in the power sector in Senegal. Previously, he was research engineer at the National Institution for Aviation Research (NIAR) in Wichita (USA). He holds a Master of Science in Materials Science & Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Wichita State University in Kansas (USA).

  • Ahmad El KafrawyMENA Institutional Relations and Business Development

    He worked with STRABAG, MAMMUT, MERAAS, ZUBLIN, CMC Di Ravenna, ECG, CCC, SNC LAVALLIN, TNT and more. Ahmad’s on ground involvement on and support on projects including and not limited to, Infra-structure, Water, Real-estate and Entertainment has led him to grow his network in the MENA region and gain his diversified experience and exposure to Business Development, project development, budgeting, development planning, construction planning, and project analysis. He holds a degree in Architectural Engineering & Design management from the UK.

  • Federica FratoniAdministration

    After a Bachelor's degree in Interpreting and Translation, she is pursuing a Master's Degree in Strategic Studies and Diplomatic Sciences.